Our number one priority at Montgomery Little Bears and The Bear Cave is that your children learn in a loving environment and to help them develop their emotional intelligence.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Social and Emotional Learning helps students better manage their relationships with adults and peers, reduces problems with conduct in the classroom and risk-taking behavior, and has a tangible positive benefit on students' emotional well-being. SEL skills promote responsible decision making later in life.
Positive social and emotional development is important. This development influences a child's self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships and partnerships, and a sense of importance and value to those around him/her.
Well-implemented SEL programs positively affect students' success in school. ... Social-emotional skills also help kids successfully manage everyday life.